Fug File: Fug The Cover

Well Played the Cover: Amanda Seyfried on Vogue, June 2015

NO ONE called this one, right? For what it’s worth, I think this entire spread — shot in Italy by Mario Testino, like, how hideously torturous for everyone involved, right? I may or may not have gotten sucked into the Parker Villas website picking out an Italian rental for a vacation I’m technically not planning after writing this post — is kind of spectacular.

[photos: Vogue.com]


Fugs and Fabs: The Covers of a Variety of International Vogues

It’s time for our semi-regular eye-balling of a variety of international Vogues. There is nary an actress to be seen.


Well Played Cover: Mindy Kaling on InStyle

I haven’t said this in a long time, but I am delighted to say it today. This InStyle cover is so cute:


The colors are great, the outfit is fab (and something a normal human might wear in the world, which makes sense for InStyle, which has never skewed “directional”), her lovely face looks recognizably like her own lovely real-life face, and I am totally going to buy this to read it by the pool this weekend. Round of applause for everyone!


Fug or Fab the Cover: Taylor Swift on Elle, June 2015

Well, I really like it from the waist up:


I think her hair looks awesome, and her facial expression is interesting (that’s not a euphemism for “HIDEOUS,” or anything. I legitimately am interested in her face in this photo [and in general; Taylor's face is a good face (this sentence got away from me)]). I am not sure what she’s doing with the guitar over her head like that — she’s not surely going to smash an acoustic guitar? Guitar smashing feels more ELECTRIC to me — but if I don’t think about that too much, I am on board. But — and I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM ABOUT TO SAY THIS — I almost wish this jumpsuit were a romper. Taylor apparently has a long torso, which she dresses really well because I never noticed it up until now. (I ALSO have a long torso, so this is a configuration to which I am sensitive.) But now it’s all I can see.  Or am I crazy? Am I just TORSO OBSESSED because I’m a narcissist? Did I just ruin this for you? Are you actually wearing this to work today? TAYLOR, IS THAT YOU? I listened to 1989 while we were writing the book a lot, so I owe you a debt. And that debt is possibly being paid by my suggesting a romper. I DON’T KNOW WHO I AM ANYMORE.


Recent Fugs and Fabs: Anna Kendrick

In which we discuss both her outfits, her Glamour June 2015 cover, and that heinous Pitch Perfect 2 billboard that’s been glaring down at me as I drive.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, Glamour]


Fug or Fab The Cover: A Variety of International Vogues

Let’s see what our Vogue-reading friends in countries other than the United States can expect to find in their mailboxes, shall we? As always, some of these are divine and inspire total jealousy, whilst some of them are quite simply…cray.

[Photos: Vogue]